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2007 MARCH

Markets
  • 01222007Qinghai Tibetan Exhibition 2007

    QINGHAI TIBETAN CARPETS
    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
    SET FOR MARCH 25-APRIL 2 

    XINING, CHINA - Qinghai Tibetan Carpets International Exhibition will be held March 25 to April 2, 2007 in Xining, Qinghai Provence, China.


  • 02272007 LV Winter Market Hits Record

    WINTER LAS VEGAS MARKET
    ACHIEVED RECORD RESULTS

    LAS VEGAS - The Winter Las Vegas Market, held January 29 to February 2, 2007, held its largest market to date in terms of square footage, exhibitors and attendees, according to World Market Center executives


  • 03032007 NY Textiles Home Integrated with NY Gift Show At Home Division

    HOME TEXTILES OFFERINGS
    TO BE INTEGRATED WITH
    AUGUST NY GIFT FAIR

    NEW YORK -  The New York Home Textiles Show will be integrated into the "At Home" section of the New York Gift Show  Aug. 11 to 16, 2007, according to George Little Management, which manages the New York Home Textiles Show. 


  • 03062007 Kish Handmade Carpet Intl Exhibition

    KISH ISLAND TO HOST FIFTH HANDMADE CARPET INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 

    KISH ISLAND, IRAN - The Fifth Handmade Carpet International Exhibition of handmade Persian carpet will be held on Kish Island from May 1 to May 4, 2007 at the Kish International Exhibition Center. 


  • 03122010 Loloi Makes Deeper Commitment to Mass Market Channel with Opening of New New York showroom

     LOLOI OPENS NEW YORK SHOWROOM,
    DEBUTS NEW LICENSING COLLECTION


    Kate McCrostie, center, helped inaugurate the new Loloi showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. Other execs on hand include,
    from left, Stephen Loloi and Amir Loloi from Loloi Rugs; Kate McRostie, Kristin Ashman, director of licensing and business development for Kate McRostie Design Works, and Meghan Laviola, vice president of marketing and product development

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Loloi Rugs  is making a major push into the mass market rug business with the opening this week of its first New York showroom. The 1,600 sq. ft. showroom is on the tenth floor of 295 Fifth Ave.


  • 03152007 GLM and NYC Showrooms Partner for High End Textiles Market Week

    GLM, NYC GIFT BUILDINGS PARTNER TO PRODUCE NYHOME TEXTILES MARKET WEEK

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - George Little Management, LLC (GLM), 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 W New York, have partnered to produce and promote New York Home Textiles Market Week, scheduled for August 9 to August 16, 2007. This event is not related to the New York Home Textiles Market, which runs Aug. 6 to 10 at 295 Fifth Ave. and other New York venues.


  • 03192007 Hellenic to Host Festivities for Candice Olson

    HELLENIC TO HOST FESTIVITIES
    FOR DESIGNER CANDICE OLSON

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Hellenic Rug Imports will  mark the first anniversary of the Candice Olson Rug line with a series of celebratory events at the company's High Point Market Square showroom, Mezzanine level, M57.


  • 03242007 Rug Exhibitors Optimistic about High Point Market

    RUG EXHIBITORS OPTIMISTIC
    ABOUT HIGH POINT MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT - Rug vendors have knocked on a lot of furniture store doors in an effort to line up High Point appointments. As a result of this pre-market leg-work, it looks like High Point will be a successful event.


  • 03302007 High Point Market Slow, but Industry Still Optimistic About Furniture Stores

    High Point Market Business Report:
    MARKET TRAFFIC SLOW, BUT RUG INDUSTRY STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FURNITURE STORES


    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC- The rug industry is still optimistic about the future of the furniture store channel, despite an extremely slow Spring High Point market and continuing challenges in the economy. The traffic, in fact, was plain awful.


  • 03312007 Furniture Makers Getting Into Rugs Big-Time

    High Point Market Business Report:
    FURNITURE SUPPLIERS GETTING
    INTO THE RUG BUSINESS BIG-TIME

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - Furniture makers are going after the rug business in a big way at all points of the price spectrum. Vendors such as Klaussner, AICO and Barclay Butera are now presenting rugs as part of a total-home presentation to furniture retailers.


  • 04022007 Several Rug Vendors Make High Point Debut

    High Point Market Business Report:
    SEVERAL RUG VENDORS MAKE
    HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET DEBUT

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - The debut of several new rug exhibitors at last week's Home Furnishings  Market indicates how important the home furnishings channel has become for the rug industry.


People
  • 03063007 Meadows-Boe Pic-Carpet One Floor & Home Convention

    ON THE SCENE IN DALLAS AT
    CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME CONFAB


    Jeff Meadows and Ralph Boe of Beaulieu of America on the exhibit floor at the Carpet One Floor & Home convention this week in Dallas. Meadows, formerly vice president of Shaw Living, recently joined Beaulieu. Details on Meadows' new post will be coming soon, according to Boe, who is Beaulieu's president.
     


     

  • 03092007 Carpet One People Pix

    HAVIN' SOME FUN AT CARPET ONE

    DALLAS?? WE THOUGHT YOU SAID DELHI! Dynamic Rugs celebrated the rugs of India with authentic Indian snacks and exotic costumes during the Carpet One semi-annual conclave in Dallas. Carpet One retailer Bob Wilczynski of Master Tile Carpet One Floor & Home in Merrillville, IN, second left, joins the fun with Dynamic's Jon Morrison, left, vp of sales and marketing; Matthew Rouhanian, president, and Tim Schanz, vp of sales.


    More Carpet One People Pix, click here


  • 03122007 Carpet One Announce Annual Award Winners

    CARPET ONE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS AT 2007 WINTER CONVENTION

    DALLAS - Carpet One Floor & Home honored its top retailers, business partners, vendors and staff during the company's Annual Gala Awards Dinner at the recent Winter Convention here.

  • 03222007 Kaleen Names Ernst Salesman of the Year

    KALEEN NAMES ERNST
    SALESMAN OF THE YEAR

    DALTON, GA - Darryl Ernst has been named the 2006 Sales Associate of the year for Kaleen Rugs, according to Joe Barkley, executive vice president of Kaleen.


     

  • 03302007 Odegard Auction for Rugmark

    ODEGARD CHARITY GALA AND ART AUCTION
    TO BENEFIT THE RUGMARK FOUNDATION

    MIAMI  - "Young Heroes: The Voices of RugMark Children,€VbCrLfan art auction and charity gala to benefit the Rugmark Foundation will be held April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Odegard showroom in Miami's Design District.


Products
  • 03012007 Kalaty Introduces Licensing Program with Paul Burrell

     

    KALATY SIGNS LICENSING DEAL WITH BRITISH LIFESTYLE EXPERT PAUL BURRELL


    Kalaty Royal Manor collection will retail for
    $2,000 in 6 x 9.

    NEW YORK -- Kalaty Rug Corp. has entered a licensing agreement with Paul Burrell, an English lifestyle expert who is a former member of the English  Royal Household staff.


  • 03202007 WONZ 2008 Forecast

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND RELEASES  INTERNATIONAL COLOR FORECAST

    MARBLE HILL, GA - Wools of New Zealand has released The Color of Wine: Fine Living for a Fine Palette, the international carpet and rug color forecast for 2008.


  • 03302007 CCA Donates to Habitat for Humanity

    CCA GLOBAL PARTNERS
    MAKES DONATION TO
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

    MANCHESTER, NH - CCA Global Partners has made a donation of 7,200 sq. ft. of flooring and 1,300 sq. yards of cushion to support the Trinity Habitat for Humanity chapter in Fort Worth, TX. The floor covering had been used in the exhibit hall at CCA's recent conventions in Dallas.  


Retailers
  • 03062007 Bob Is Named Spokes-Pet for Carpet One Floor & Home

     A-W-W-W-W-W-W CARPET ONE HAS A NEW SPOKES-PET: BOB, THE MUDDIEST BUDDY
     
     
    Bob is the Carpet One Floor & Home  spokes-pet for easy care carpet by Lees.


    DALLAS -- Bob, a five-month old yellow Labrador retriever from Santa Ana, CA, has been named the new spokes-pet for Carpet One Floor & Home's newly launched easy-care Lees Carpet program.


Vendors
  • 03022007Mohawk Expands Dreamvision

    MOHAWK EXPANDS DREAMVISION
    FUNCTION ON CONSUMER WEBSITE

    DALTON, GA - Mohawk has reworked its consumer website with an enhanced version of its DreamVision room design tool. 


  • 03052007 Jaunty Opens New Headquarters

    JAUNTY OPENS NEW 40,000 SQ. FT.
    OFFICE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER

    LOS ANGELES - Jaunty Co., Inc. has opened a newly expanded headquarters and distribution center here.  The new 40,000 sq ft. facility is double the size of the former space.


  • 03112007 Abbyson 2007 Catalogs

    ABBYSON RELEASES 2007
    RUG AND FURNITURE CATALOGS

    CHATSWORTH, CA - Abbyson Corp. has released its 2007 Rug and Park Avenue Furniture catalogs .


  • 031207 Karastan and Filicia team for National Events

    FILICIA TAKES KARASTAN DECORATING STORY
    ON THE ROAD


    Thom Filicia


    DALTON, GA - Karastan is taking its "Decorating from the Floor Up€VbCrLf  in-store consumer event and putting it on the road with help from interior designer and TV personality Thom Filicia.
  • 03122007 Karastan Fashions Chaiken Runway

    FASHION MODELS STRUT DOWN KARASTAN
    RUNWAY


    DALTON, GA - Models in Julie Chaiken's and Jeff Mahshie's latest apparel designs strutted down a runway covered in the latest rug designs by Karastan  during New York's recent Fashion Week.


  • 03122007 Woolrich Partners with Mohawk
     

    WOOLRICH SIGNS LICENSING
    AGREEMENT WITH MOHAWK HOME 

    WOOLRICH, PA - Woolrich, Inc. has joined forces with Mohawk Home to create a new line of machine made rugs. 


  • 03192007 Capel Celebrates 90 th Anniversary

    CAPEL TO KICK OFF 90th
    ANNIVERSARY AT HIGH POINT

    TROY, NC - Capel will kick off a year-long 90th Anniversary celebration at the High Point Market.  The festivities will  highlight the company's history, people and accomplishments.  In addition, Capel will also introduce  The 90th Anniversary Collection as part of the celebration.


  • 03232007 Vendors on the Move: Kas to Double Sales in Five Years
    Vendors on the Move:
    KAS SET TO EXPAND RETAIL CHANNELS
    AND DOUBLE SALES IN FIVE YEARS

    By Lissa Wyman

    SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas Oriental Rugs, the 26 year-old importer, has launched a growth plan with the objective of doubling the company's business over the next five years. The expansion will come on several fronts.


  • 03292007 Mohawk Select to Join Forces with Mohawk Home

    MOHAWK SELECT JOINS FORCES WITH
    MOHAWK HOME IN HIGH POINT AND BEYOND

    HIGH POINT, NC - Mohawk Select, the mid-range rug maker, has joined forces with sister company Mohawk Home to launch a wide variety of rug and home textiles products at Showplace, according to David Moyer, general sales manager for Mohawk Select.


  • 04022007 Loloi Opens New Dallas Headquarters

    Vendors on the Move:
    LOLOI OPENS NEW DALLAS HEADQUARTERS; CELEBRATES FOURTH ANNIVERSARY

    By Janet Herlihy

    DALLAS --  Loloi Rugs has opened  a new 60,000 sq. ft.
    headquarters here, housing executive offices, distribution center  and warehouse. 
    The new building is one way Loloi is celebrating its fourth anniversary as a rug importer.


  • 04032007 Capel Kicks Off 90th Anniversary with High Point Party

     

    CAPEL CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY
    WITH GALA HIGH POINT PARTY

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - Friends, customers and business partners gathered at Capel's High Point showroom last week to kick off  the 90th Anniversary celebration of Capel, Inc., one of the country's oldest continuously operating rug companies.


Products
  • 03042007Designers Choice by Couristan

    COURISTAN INTRODUCES 
    DESIGNERS CHOICE DISPLAY

    FORT LEE, NJ - Designers Choice by Couristan is a point-of-purchase display unit featuring Couristan's Premiere line of high-end wool and heat-set Courtron polypropylene residential broadloom. The Premiere brand consists of traditional, transitional, contemporary and casual designs.   


















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